It’s really exciting when students stretch their minds and talents to produce highly communicative work. In addition to these samples, I’ve received a number of excellent skits, short stories, a song, and a movie trailer. The eighth grade team has a lot to look forward to next year.
A video featuring the retrieval of Stephanie Kwolek…
In addition to the Blueprint I posted yesterday, I’d like to add a set of sample questions that are linked to the areas targeted by the ACP. I know that we teachers spent months learning how to read these standards, so it’s probably not reasonable to expect students and parents to decipher them. It’s easier to read the math standards than the history standards, though…
I know it’s a week or two away, but several students have asked for this. I’ll provide paper copies to students tomorrow, but I’m also posting it here in case any parents are curious. This looks like a great representation of the important, lifelong skills that students will need to take with them from this course.
I need to take a moment to say how proud I am of all my math students for doing such a great job on yesterday’s exam. I had two classes where no student made a single error! All students showed exceptional understanding of the material. I hope this trend continues throughout the remainder of the year!
Do take a moment to check parent portal. I know that there are many trips and activities as the year winds to a close, and some assignments seem to be forgotten. I’m always willing to work with students to ensure they have sufficient time and resources to complete assignments.
Can you believe it’s already time for the first test for this 6 weeks? The schedule is pretty tight as we near the end of the school year. I expect everyone to do really well, as you all have shown exceptional facility with the material during class practice and explorations.
I’ll open up the quiz on Socrative after school today if you want to practice. You can also download the review material. If you’re in band, you’ll need to take the test on Wednesday. The rest of you will take it during your normal class time on Thursday.
In class today, we talked about estimating family budgets. I apologize for the late update, but here is the link to the site we used to estimate costs in class. You may have found a better site, and any site you use will be fine.
I’ve really enjoyed getting to know these kids outside the classroom walls the last couple days. It will be nice to be back home in Dallas this afternoon, but it may seem a little quiet around the house the rest of the weekend.